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After unleashing flooding across the Southeast, Irma’s rain will spread into parts of the Midwest and Northeast this week.
Irma was a major hurricane for many days leading up to and during its devastating trek through the Caribbean and into the United States, but the storm will continue to undergo rapid weakening over the coming days.
"Irma is now a hollow shell of its former self, but will spread sporadic rain northeastward through the balance of the week," according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.
Rain will spread from the Ohio Valley and North Carolina coast to the lower Great Lakes, central Appalachians, mid-Atlantic and parts of New England.
The approach of tropical weather will first be marked by a high cloud cover, making for bright but filtered sunlight in the mid-Atlantic during the first half of the week.
By midweek, clouds will lower and the chance of rain will increase.
“There will still be enough moisture for scattered showers, but it will in no way be a washout or bring a flash flood threat to the area,” according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Brett Rathbun. “However, those attending any outdoor events will want to grab a jacket or umbrella.”
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Irma's winds have largely dissipated during its trek over land; only breezy conditions are expected to accompany any rainfall for the storm's duration.
This wet weather could stick around for the weekend, potentially impacting sporting events.
“There remains uncertainty on what affect the leftover circulation of Irma will have on Hurricane Jose, and if any impact to the East Coast is possible,” Rathbun explained.
While several college football and MLB match ups could face rainy conditions on Saturday, Sunday is more likely to be a dry day in the Northeast for professional football and MLB events.
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Hot and dry summer weather is expected to persist in the western U.S. this week, perpetuating the wildfire threat and risk of heat-related illness.
In the wake of showers and thunderstorms that will enhance the risk of flash flooding, cooler air will invade the northeastern United States by midweek.
Beryl has redeveloped well off the coast of the mid-Atlantic, but is not expected to have major impacts on land.
While the southeastern U.S. is no stranger to humid, stormy conditions, widespread wet weather will be more disruptive than usual this week.
In the aftermath of the disastrous and historic flooding across western Japan, survivors and recovery crews will continue to face sweltering heat and humidity.
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A mudslide and a freight train derailment led to the closure of U.S. 95 near the Nevada-California state line on Friday.
Two people, a 17-year-old boy and a 30-year-old man, were hospitalized after being bitten by sharks in Fernandina Beach, Florida, on Friday afternoon.